Fox News host Tucker Carlson hit hard at Kamala Harris in a crushing monologue Friday calling the vice president a “power-hungry buffoon posing as a competent adult.”
According to a transcript from Breitbart, the Tucker Carlson Tonight host went on to label Harris a “joke” who “has no idea what she is doing” as one of the most powerful politicians in Washington.
Harris takes flak
The Fox host’s comments came at the end of a particularly bad press week for Harris, who was the subject of two damning reports, published Wednesday and Friday, that painted a grim picture of her current performance and future prospects in the White House.
Reporting Wednesday, Politico cited nearly two dozen White House insiders who described Harris’ office as an “abusive environment” to work in. “It all starts at the top,” one source said.
Later in the week, Axios revealed that some in the West Wing have expressed concern about Harris’ prospects of winning the presidency should Democrats nominate her in 2024.
“Some Democrats close to the White House are increasingly concerned about Harris’s handling of high-profile issues and political tone-deafness, and question her ability to maintain the coalition that Biden rode to the White House,” Axios reported Friday.
One source told Axios that the prevalent line of thought isn’t, “‘Oh, no, our heir apparent is f*****g up, what are we gonna do?’ It’s more that people think, ‘Oh, she’s f*****g up, maybe she shouldn’t be the heir apparent.'”
Carlson takes aim
It was with this as a backdrop that Carlson issued his remarks Friday. After commenting on the apparent turmoil in Harris’ office, the Fox host said he recognized “a pattern here.”
“First, Kamala Harris takes charge of a problem she doesn’t really understand and then she makes it worse,” Carlson surmised, pointing to the U.S.–Mexico border as one example.
“On one level, it’s hilarious to watch all this,” Carlson said, according to Breitbart. “They tell us that Kamala Harris is very impressive but look at her. She is a joke. She can barely get through the day. She has no idea what she is doing.”
Looking to 2024, Carlson pointed out that when asked during the 2020 presidential primary season, just 7% of California Democrats “thought their senator, Kamala Harris, should be President of the United States.”
“Kamala Harris may be one of the least impressive people in public life,” Carlson said Friday, “but on some days, it feels like she is running our country anyway.”